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Here’s a First Look at the 3,000-Seat High School to Be Built on Northern Boulevard

June 10, 2020 By Allie Griffin Newly-released renderings of a 3,079-seat high school that will be built in Woodside give prospective students a first look at the massive building planned for Northern Boulevard. The School Construction Authority (SCA) released the renderings for the facility at 51-30 Northern Blvd. to the Queens Post today. The six-story… Read more »

Gov. Cuomo Celebrates New LaGuardia Airport Hall in Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

June 10, 2020 By Allie Griffin Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted his daily coronavirus briefing in Queens today to celebrate the opening of LaGuardia Airport’s new arrivals and departures hall. The state-of-the-art 840,000-square-foot facility in Terminal B opens Saturday and is just one part of the airport’s $8 billion revamp Cuomo announced in 2015. Cuomo said… Read more »

PODCAST: We Speak to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, She Seeks Another Term in Congress

June 10, 2020 By Christian Murray The Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District takes place June 23 and incumbent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seeks another term. The congresswoman is running against former CNBC reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and community organizer Badrun Khan. We speak to Ocasio-Cortez about what she has been doing in congress and why she believes… Read more »

Permits Filed for 7-Story Residential Building in Woodside

June 10, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Building permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building on 61st Street in Woodside. The plans call for a 68-foot-tall structure on a site at 40-22 61st Street, according to documents filed by the Department of Buildings on June 8. The building will include 78 residential units. There… Read more »

Ramos Introduces Bill That Would Ban Cops From Using Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas on Protesters

June 9, 2020 By Michael Dorgan State senator Jessica Ramos has introduced a bill this week that would prevent the police from using military-style weapons on civilians. Bill S.8516 bans law enforcement from using rubber bullets and tear gas on demonstrators. It also calls on law enforcement to destroy any chemical weapons in their possession. Ramos wants aggressive… Read more »

City to Paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ On One Street Per Borough

June 9, 2020 By Christian Murray A street in Queens is going to be co-named and painted to commemorate the Black Lives Matter movement, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. The mayor said that a street in each borough will be co-named after the movement and the city will work with community activists to paint… Read more »

Mad Cafe Opens in Sunnyside After Three Month Delay

June 8, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A trendy and spacious cafe has opened on Queens Boulevard following three months of delays due to COVID-19. Mad Café, opened its doors at 43-10 Queens Blvd. last week and is now brewing fresh coffee and serving pastries delivered daily from SPOT dessert bar in Flushing. The 2,600 square-foot… Read more »

Queens District Attorney Launches Major Economic Crimes Bureau

June 9, 2020 By Allie Griffin The Queens District Attorney’s office has launched a Major Economic Crimes Bureau to investigate and prosecute a variety of large-scale financial crimes, Queens DA Melinda Katz announced today. The bureau will target organized groups engaging in check-cashing and credit card fraud, fishing and identity theft schemes, auto theft, insurance… Read more »

City’s Health Care Program Coming to Queens

June 9, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City’s health care program for low-income New Yorkers is coming to Queens as the city begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The effort to guarantee health care for all New Yorkers called NYC Care is expected to reach 44,000 Queens residents. The program provides New York… Read more »